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Notice: Garden update: Please be aware some areas of the garden are closed due to muddy and unsafe foot paths. Roof update: Work has now started on the roof repairs, the works will continue for approximately 6 months. This will involve the main house being covered in scaffolding. The ground floor of the house will remain open during the works. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens

This elegant country manor and tranquil garden sit so harmoniously within the landscape that one cannot exist without the other.

The house was lovingly rebuilt by its last owner, Ralph Dutton, after a catastrophic fire in 1960. Enjoy the beautifully proportioned rooms which house his exquisite collection of ceramics and art, each window offering undisturbed views to the tranquil countryside beyond.

Beautifully manicured lawns lead the eye down avenues of sculptured topiary, past borders full of the heady scent of roses, to breathtaking views across the South Downs.

Spring colour

Delicate Snowbunting crocus © National Trust

Delicate Snowbunting crocus

As the days start to get longer the garden at Hinton Ampner springs back to life. Delicate snowdrops cover the east lawns, whilst in front of the house the snow bunting crocuses provide early nectar for our hungry bees. Daffodils will soon fill the orchards and the woodland will be blanketed in Bluebells.

Spring colour

Snowdrops at Hinton Ampner © National Trust

Snowdrops at Hinton Ampner

As the days start to get longer the garden at Hinton Ampner springs back to life. Delicate snowdrops cover the east lawns, whilst in front of the house the snow bunting crocuses provide early nectar for our hungry bees. Daffodils will soon fill the orchards and the woodland will be blanketed in Bluebells.

Spring colour

Daffodils bursting through the grass © National Trust

Daffodils bursting through the grass

As the days start to get longer the garden at Hinton Ampner springs back to life. Delicate snowdrops cover the east lawns, whilst in front of the house the snow bunting crocuses provide early nectar for our hungry bees. Daffodils will soon fill the orchards and the woodland will be blanketed in Bluebells.

Spring colour

Bluebells covering the woodland floor at Hinton Ampner © National Trust

Bluebells covering the woodland floor at Hinton Ampner

As the days start to get longer the garden at Hinton Ampner springs back to life. Delicate snowdrops cover the east lawns, whilst in front of the house the snow bunting crocuses provide early nectar for our hungry bees. Daffodils will soon fill the orchards and the woodland will be blanketed in Bluebells.

Spring walks

Grab your wellies and join us for a spring walk with the head gardener. Take a gentle stroll around our Ancient tree trail or for the more adventurous try the Dutton estate walk. Why not bring your four legged friend with you, dogs are welcome on the wider estate and in our tea-room courtyard.

Fixing the roof

Work begins to remove the asbestos.

Our roof repairs are now under way, the house will be covered in scaffolding for some months. Don’t worry, underneath the wrapping the ground floor of the house is still open for you to explore. We will keep you up to date with all the latest project updates, who knows what we will find?
 

50 Things to do at Hinton Ampner

Learn how to plant and grow your own vegetables

Learn how to plant and grow your own vegetables

Visit Hinton Ampner this spring and see how many 50 things challenges you can complete. Head out to the woodland and build your own hide away. Learn how to plant your own vegetables and take them home to grow and eat them. For a really big adventure join our wild camp and sleep under the stars.

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